Located in the Little India area, just a short walk from Farrer Park MRT station, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road may seem like an unconventional place for Chinese New Year meals. Unknown to many, the hotel’s two signature restaurants, Spice Brasserie and Si Chuan Dou Hua, both offer a slew of exciting CNY delights, all at a great value in a 4-star hotel setting.

For this year’s CNY offerings, Spice Brasserie presents a buffet line-up of festive local and Peranakan dishes, while Si Chuan Dou Hua presents a slew of fine dining, traditional Chinese dishes.

For seafood lovers, the Seafood Fare buffet spread at Spice Brasserie offers great value for money, with prices starting from just S$59++ per pax – a steal for those familiar with seafood prices in Singapore. You get unlimited free-flow mud crabs, cooked in different styles, as well as mussels, fresh Japanese sashimi, prawns, lobsters and more.

Check out the buffet offering below. We counted at least four different styles of crab dishes. Note that the items on the buffet line may vary on different days, but will largely be consistent with what is presented here in terms of variety.

Buffet spread

Buffet spread

Auspicious Seafood Fare at Spice Brasserie

At Spice Brasserie, the arrival of spring heralds a celebratory buffet spread of Nonya fare such as Live Prawn Assam Pedas, Steamed Seabass Fillet with Nonya Sauce and Peranakan Chicken Buah Keluak. These are served up alongside the restaurant’s hallmark seafood dishes including Spring Onion Steamed Crab, Crispy Fried Sotong with Sweet & Spicy Tamarind Sauce, Crispy Oyster with Teriyaki and Limpet Abalone Congee.

Fans of Spice Brasserie’s popular seafood buffet will also be delighted with the Chinese New Year buffet’s live-station offerings that will include freshly-cooked Pumpkin Cuba Lobster simmered in a hot claypot.

Steamed Seabass Fillet with Nonya Sauce

Diners booked-in for dinner on 15, 16 and 17 February, priced at $88++, will also be endowed with a Lucky Fortune Set comprising five prosperity-enhancing platters (one set per table). Beginning with the ever-auspicious Salmon Yu Sheng, this tempting set further includes festive specialties brimming with premium delicacies: Braised Abalone with Duck Feet, Braised Sea Cucumber with Roast Pork, Baked Sea Scallop with Mushroom Cheese and Peranakan-style Nanas Lemak Cuba Lobster.

Check out the five dishes as below. This is a real steal for value:

Salmon Yu Sheng

Braised Abalone with Duck Feet

Braised Sea Cucumber with Roast Pork

Baked Sea Scallop with Mushroom Cheese

Peranakan-style Nanas Lemak Cuba Lobster

Spice Brasserie’s Chinese New Year buffet showcase is available for lunch and dinner, from 15 to 22 February. Prices start from $58++ per adult, 15% savings applies to payments made with Citibank, DBS, Standard Chartered and UOB credit cards. Enjoy an additional 5% discount for full pre-payments made by 4 February. For reservations, contact the restaurant at +65 6428 3160 or email [email protected] for more information.

Other special dishes added to the buffet line just for CNY include:

Lotus glutinous rice

Lotus glutinous rice

Seafood yam basket

Seafood yam basket

Peanut-crusted Nian Gao

Peanut-crusted Nian Gao


Chinese New Year Buffet Lunch

16 and 17 February 2018                       Adult $68          Child $34

18 to 22 February 2018                          Adult $58          Child $29


Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner

15, 16 and 17 February 2018*                Adult $88          Child $44

18 to 22 February 2018                          Adult $68          Child $34


Prosperous Blessings and Feasts at Si Chuan Dou Hua

At Si Chuan Dou Hua, highlight dishes would be the two traditional favourites – Yu Sheng and the restaurant’s signature prosperity pot or Peng Cai (盆菜).

Signature Prosperity Pot or Peng Cai (盆菜)

Crafted by Chef Leung Wing Chung, the Yu Sheng comes in nine-layer, served with sea cucumber in homemade truffle mushroom and osmanthus sauce (九星连环 步步高升 冰镇刺参捞鱼). The Premium Grand Fortune Peng Cai (鲍参肚一品盆菜) – is a combination of luxurious ingredients such as abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, conpoy, dried oyster, mushrooms, goose web, quail egg, minced fish rolls, bean curd skin, roast duck and cordyceps flower. This bountiful offering is available from S$438 for 4 to 6 persons.

A selection of eight Chinese New Year set menus is available at Si Chuan Dou Hua from now till 2 March, with prices starting from S$86 per person (minimum 4 to dine). To brighten up home gatherings and reunion celebrations, Si Chuan Dou Hua also presents a takeaway menu filled with Yusheng, Peng Cai and even sweet morsels such as the Three-Layer Steamed New Year Cake. For reservations or enquiries, you can contact the restaurant at +65 6428 3170 or email [email protected]